Indulge in the luscious flavors of this delightful eggless tiramisu recipe, perfectly crafted with a unique twist of either rich coffee or vibrant matcha. This exquisite no-bake dessert brings together the classic ladyfinger biscuits, luxuriously creamy layers, and a touch of cocoa or matcha powder for a visually stunning finish. In whichever way you decide to indulge, be prepared to embark on a journey of sheer culinary delight. So, savor every moment as you revel in the velvety texture and enticing taste of this eggless tiramisu, created with love and perfected to tantalize your taste buds
Is tiramisu Italian?
Yes, tiramisu is an Italian dessert. The word tiramisu in Italian means "pick me up", "cheer me up" or "lift me up", I can promise you that this cake will definitely cheer you up and lift you up to a delight moment!
The dessert gained popularity in Italy during the 1960s and has since become a beloved classic around the world. Its rich flavors and delightful combination of textures make it a favorite among many dessert enthusiasts.
You've heard the name and maybe you've even tasted this Italian dessert, but here's the best part, it does not require baking! Now that's some amazing news.
What's in tiramisu
Classic Italian tiramisu is made with layers of ladyfinger biscuits (Savoiardi) dipped in coffee or sometimes other liquids like liqueurs, topped with a creamy mixture of mascarpone cheese, eggs, and sugar. It is then dusted with cocoa powder or grated chocolate on top.
In traditional tiramisu cream, Italians use raw eggs. However, if you've been following my blog, you know that I prefer not to use raw eggs in my recipes. Hence, this version of tiramisu is made without raw eggs, ensuring a safe and delicious non-raw egg tiramisu for everyone to enjoy.
As I mentioned, originally, the recipe is made with coffee; I wanted to try another flavor here and also made it with matcha tea. Again, if you follow my blog you probably noticed that I am adding matcha to everything lately lol 🙂 I just love it!
The cream cheese for the cream layers needs to be in room temperature when making the tiramisu to avoid lumpy cream.
If desired, you have the option to create the tiramisu as individual cup desserts, presenting a delightful and elegant appearance. Adorned with matcha powder, these single servings showcase a distinctive green and white aesthetic, exuding a sense of sophistication and charm.
Helpful tips to ensure your eggless tiramisu turns out perfectly
Use high-quality ladyfinger biscuits, good coffee (or matcha tea), fresh heavy cream, and cream cheese for the best results.
Whip Cream to Stiff Peaks
Whip the heavy cream until it reaches stiff peaks. This will ensure a stable and airy texture for the cream layers.
Cream Cheese Consistency
Make sure the cream cheese is softened and at room temperature before whipping it with the heavy cream. This will result in a smoother and lump-free cream.
Dipping the Ladyfingers
Be careful not to dip the ladyfingers in the coffee or matcha for too long. A quick dip of a few seconds is enough to avoid making them too soggy.
Alternate layers of soaked ladyfingers and cream, making sure to end with a cream layer on top. This will give the tiramisu its classic and appealing appearance.
When sprinkling cocoa powder or matcha powder on top, use a fine-mesh sieve to get an even and elegant dusting.
Chill for Optimal Flavors
While you can enjoy the tiramisu immediately after assembling, allowing it to sit in the fridge for a few hours or overnight will enhance the flavors as the coffee or matcha infuses into the biscuits.
For clean and beautiful slices, chill the tiramisu for at least a few hours before serving. A sharp, slightly warm knife will help you cut through the layers smoothly.
Feel free to add some chocolate shavings or grated dark chocolate between the layers for added richness and texture.
Tiramisu pairs wonderfully with a cup of freshly brewed coffee or a warm mug of matcha tea.
Absolutely! In fact, tiramisu often tastes even better when made ahead of time. Assemble the tiramisu as directed in the recipe, and then refrigerate it for a few hours or overnight. This resting period allows the flavors to meld together, resulting in a more delicious and well-incorporated dessert.
If stored properly in an airtight container, eggless tiramisu can last in the fridge for about 2 to 3 days. However, for the best taste and texture, it is recommended to consume it within the first 24 to 48 hours.
While you can freeze eggless tiramisu, it is not ideal. The texture of the cream may change upon thawing, and the ladyfinger biscuits can become soggy. If you need to freeze it, do so without the cocoa or matcha powder on top. Wrap the container tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it for up to a month. Thaw it in the refrigerator and add the cocoa or matcha powder before serving.
Traditionally, tiramisu is made with ladyfinger biscuits, also known as Savoiardi. However, you can experiment with other types of biscuits if you prefer. Just keep in mind that the texture and flavor may differ from the classic version.
While coffee and matcha tea are the most common choices for soaking the ladyfinger biscuits, you can get creative and use other flavored liquids like liqueurs, fruit juices, or even chocolate milk for a unique twist. Just be mindful of the sweetness level of the liquid and adjust the amount of sugar in the cream accordingly.
Whipped topping may be used as a substitute for heavy cream, but it will result in a slightly different texture and flavor. Heavy cream offers a richer and creamier taste, while whipped topping tends to be lighter and less dense. If you choose to use whipped topping, make sure it is stabilized and able to hold its shape in the tiramisu.
Yes, you can! There are several ways to create a vegan version of tiramisu. Instead of heavy cream, use coconut cream or a vegan whipped topping. Replace the cream cheese with vegan cream cheese or a cashew-based cream. Additionally, use plant-based milk and sweeteners, and ensure that your ladyfinger biscuits are eggless and dairy-free.
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Make this eggless tiramisu today!
This quick and easy-to-follow recipe allows you to relish this delectable treat immediately or let it mature in the fridge for intensified flavors. Don't resist the temptation any longer; treat yourself to this divine tiramisu now and savor the sheer bliss of this unforgettable dessert!
- 3-4 tablespoon cocoa powder OR matcha powder
- In a stand mixer bowl with the whipping hook, whip the cream cheese, heavy cream, vanilla extract and powdered sugar to an airy cream.
- Pour the coffee or matcha to a wide bowl and dip the ladyfingers biscuits in it, one by one for a few seconds each. If you dip them too long, they will just melt in the coffee and you do not want them too soggy right before you assemble the cake.
- In a cake tin, create a layer of the wet biscuits.
- On top of the biscuit layer, spread the cream and continue creating layers of biscuits and cream until the tin is full. The last layer will be a cream layer.
- Sprinkle cocoa powder or matcha powder on top of the cream for the finished look.
- You can serve immediately after assembling the tiramisu, or you can let it sit in the fridge for a few hours so the coffee or matcha flavors will be more soaked in the biscuits.